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Glenigan’s December report shows where construction is declining

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Glenigan’s December Index reports that project starts fell 12% against the preceding three months, this is 25% lower than a year ago; Civils work starting on-site declined 18% against the preceding three months, 31% down against the previous year. Residential construction starts fell 3% in the preceding three months and …

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BMBI: Volume sales to builders and trades decreased 10.5%

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The Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) reports that compared to the same period in 2022, Q3 2023 total volume sales to builders and trades fell -10.5% from Britain’s Builders’ Merchants. Value sales were down -3.3%, as prices rose +8.0%. There was no difference in trading days. The three largest categories …

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Surge in planning approvals provides hope for construction

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Glenigan reported that construction project-starts has more than halved (59%), against last year, but detailed planning approvals grew 17% compared with the year before. Main contract awards experienced a 27% declined on the preceding period, this is 51% down when compared with the same period last year – regional performance …

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Free online construction carbon database launched by BCIS

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The Building Cost Information Service (BCIS) has launched its free-to-access carbon database and is asking for the industry to unite behind it. The first data repository of its kind, it’s Built Environment Carbon Database (BECD) is designed to help drive down carbon emissions by enabling users to both submit data …

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Construction sector to shrink by 2.8%

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Searchland analysis has found that the UK construction sector is set to reduce by -2.8% in 2023, driven by a declining residential sector as developers continue to struggle with the challenges presented in the current market. It showed that prior to the pandemic, the market size of both the residential …

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PHMI report indicates that volume sales and prices increased

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Plumbing & Heating Merchant Index report show total value sales for August 2023 through specialist plumbing and heating merchants were up +2.8% higher than July, volume sales edged up +0.8% with prices up +1.9%. Total value sales over the last three months, June to August 2023, were +6.2% higher than …

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CPA Autumn Forecasts more tough times ahead for construction

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CPA’s Autumn Forecasts construction output is expected to fall by 6.8% in 2023, similar to the 7% contraction forecast three months ago, before a further marginal fall of 0.3% in 2024. This is a revision down from the 0.7% growth forecast in the Summer publication due to a weaker economic …

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Tradepeople’s favourite songs to work to have been revealed

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Research has revealed that Nirvana, The Killers and AC/DC are the most popular artists tradespeople like to listen to, obviously while they are working… The research, gathered by Toolbox by Admiral, was revealed using Spotify data to find the music that most often features in 14 trades’ most popular playlists. …

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PHMI reveals positive year-on-year for plumbing and heating

PHMI July 2023 Infographic Higlights

The Plumbing and Heating Merchant Index report indicates sales for July 2023 through specialist plumbing and heating merchants were up +8.5% on July last year, prices increased +4.9%, as did volumes (+3.4%). It also showed that Month-on-month, value sales in July were -3.9% lower than June. Volume sales decreased by …

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Study reveals Building and construction firms are struggling to recruit “top talent”

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The Access Group’s Recruitment and Resourcing Index has revealed that building and construction firms could be missing out on top talent due to complicated application processes. The building and construction industry topped the index as the industry most likely to struggle to fill positions due to arduous recruitment processes was accounting …

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